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Transitioning from Buy-side Debt Shops to PEWhat's the board's opinion on how hard it would be to move from a credit hedge fund to a private equity firm? For example, could someone from Sankaty or KKR's credit funds move to a PE shop, etc? I'm working in high-yield credit now and we do a lot of the same types of LBO analysis and capital stru...
51 week 3 days ago
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11 week 4 days ago
Infra PE -> MBA -> VC?Did 1 year in TMT at a MM IB (think HL/JEFF/PJ), then moved to a Tier 2 place for 1.5yrs (think NOM/RBC/HSBC) to do Power, Utils & Infra and now have an offer at an Infra PE fund. Fund is about $5bn AUM (so not big), but deal flow is very high (quite possibly highest in the infra PE space) so n...
42 weeks 1 hour ago
Independent Sponsor / Fundless ModelI'm doing an MBA project on the rise of the independent sponsor model / fundless approach in PE. Unfortunately, finding raw statistics about firms that employ this has been difficult. Anyone familiar with Preqin, Pitchbook, Boomberg PE, etc. know if these might be resources for me? Any help would b...
02 weeks 2 hours ago
Seeking Advice on How to Get into PE without an IB or Mgmt Consulting BackgroundHi All, The goal: - Begin my first day of PE as soon as tomorrow without full-time IB or Mgmt Consulting experience or enrollment in B-School. My Stats: - CPA - Currently a Big 4 technical accounting advisor (transaction accounting, financial reporting consulting) - Former Big 4 Auditor (two years)...
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52 weeks 4 hours ago
Need Company Search Database for Small Platform CompanyI am an analyst for a small platform company that is looking to begin making acquisitions. My boss has tasked me with evaluating our options for private company search databases. Here are the choices: Zapdata Alacra Hoover's Onesource FindSVP Kompass ThomasRegister Do any of you have experience with...
12 weeks 16 hours ago
Family Offices ListDoes anyone have access to or know how I can obtain a list of Family Offices in the US? ...
92 weeks 1 day ago
Private Equity --->>> Business School?For those of you who did investment banking as an analyst (2 to 3 years) and then PE for 2 years at a top fund (think KKR, TPG, Carlyle, LGP, H&F, CVC, Blackstone, etc.), was an MBA worth it? I know it is becoming more common these days to stay through at some of these places but in general, you...
12 weeks 1 day ago
Starting in MM PE soonHi. I have prior experience as a DCM Analyst and I'm starting at a MM PE shop this month. I saw the post on how to transition to VP in PE so thought I'd ask: never done PE, any advice ...
52 weeks 1 day ago
MBB-->MBA (H/S/W)--> PEAny insight on the following career path? MBB-->MBA (H/S/W)--> PE My ideal plan would be to stay at my MBB for 3 years, go for a top MBA (H/S preferred), then go to a MM or smaller shop near my hometown. I have heard that it is quite difficult to make the jump into a megafund post-MBA withou...
82 weeks 1 day ago
Why did PE and VC get wrapped together?PE and VC, while in theory similar, operate under a completely separate set of rules. I liked having them separate... ...
52 weeks 2 days ago
Accounting Due Diligence - understating debtHey monkies - my PE prep book says that in accounting due diligence, Accountants make sure that "any outstanding liabilities are categorized properly as debt or working capital. "this is important because debt is subtracted from the purchase price, so sellers have an incentive to classify iffy item...
02 weeks 3 days ago
Interview assistanceCould anyone suggest an up to date report / article etc to read on the state of the PE industry and likely trends for the future in preparation for an interview (no background knowledge on the subject atm). Thanks. ...
32 weeks 3 days ago
Path to PE for older graduateHello WSO, So I have a question about the best path into PE for a person that graduated at an older age. Short summary: 23, graduated with an Msc in Economics from a top institution on the European Continent last year. Had to take a 2-3 months off due to family circumstances but now interning at a M...
12 weeks 4 days ago
Fundraising in Private EquityI work in in a sales role at a boutique alternative investment manager and the core of our product is private equity. Any individuals here who are in a private equity fundraising role, any advice as to how to be successful? ...
02 weeks 5 days ago
Fund Placement Internship - Worth it?Hi All, I recently got an internship with a fund placement advisory group (think Greenhill or Atlantic City Capital Partners size firm). I was initially targeting investment banks but received an offer here instead. As a result, I'd like to know what I can learn about this area. What types of exit o...
12 weeks 5 days ago
Making it a business?I have never traded real money. However, for the past three years, I have studied stock trading and developed my trading strategy on stock trading simulators, such as investopedia. My last investopedia's portfolio, which I started in April of 2015 (just 10 months ago) with initial virtual cash of $1...
02 weeks 5 days ago
Distressed vs. Credit vs. Special Situation vs. Turnaround PE What is the difference between all 4 types? I've been able to find a lot of PE funds with credit arms, but what are the big names in special situations and turnaround PE? ...
22 weeks 5 days ago
MF PE SA interviewHi WSO, I have a SA interview coming up with a MF and I was wondering what sort of questions I can expect in my first round from your experiences? Any advice is very appreciated ...
12 weeks 6 days ago
Secondary PE Interview - Case Study and Modelling TestI have been invited to do a "bring-home case study" and subsequently a modelling test for a major Secondary Private Equity fund. I have done these for direct Private Equity funds before but not for Secondaries. Could someone please help me understand the typical structure / focus of these? Will th...
62 weeks 6 days ago
Looking for an internship in PE/VC - any hints?Hi everyone, I am a current MBA student (INSEAD), looking for internships in PE/VC field. Can someone advise some unconventional channels which I may use to approach the funds? For now only thing I do is cold messaging people in LinkedIn and by email. My background is mostly IT + I did a 6 month int...
22 weeks 6 days ago
OMERS PE, CPP, Teachers Private CapitalAnyone have any sense on what these pension funds in Toronto pay their associates (post 2 years of IB analyst and pre MBA) these days? As well as general lifestyle / hours relative to IB. ...
42 weeks 6 days ago
Insight into L Capital (PE arm of LVMH Group)I'm looking into consumer retail PE and this was one of the more interesting ones that caught my eye. Any insight into career paths to similar firms, current industry standings, what kind of work culture, etc would be helpful! ...
123 weeks 9 hours ago
Pre-MBA placement to business schoolI'm interested in learning more about business school placements from various private equity firms (or groups of firms). Obviously I understand that everything is highly situational and depends on the person, but it would be interesting to know at which firms ~90% of people go to Harvard / Stanford,...
23 weeks 13 hours ago
Private Equity Interview Prep Pack Version 2.0 is Out!Ready to tackle the toughest private equity interview questions? Recruiting season is right around the corner and just in time we've released version 2.0 of our popular PE interview Prep Pack. This new version includes: - 9 LBO Modeling Tests with VIDEO solutions (15+ hours of content) - 30+ additi...
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